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Everyone has dug through magazine after magazine imagining their dream home. You pull out clippings and ideas and you paste together a list of things that you would love to have. Unfortunately, not everyone can have this dream. Many people will eventually settle for buying a home that has most of, or at least a decent amount of, the things on their list. However, there are the lucky ones who have the time to build their actual dream home. If you fall into that category, this article is for you. Here are some of the ways you can save money while building your dream home.
I recently had the good fortune to meet football legend Pat McInally who played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1975 through 1985. (A little bit of side trivia, Pat is rumored to be the only NFL player in history to have made a perfect Wonderlic score on the official NFL-issued Wonderlic test.) Anyway, when I met Mr. McInally, we weren’t talking about football or standardized testing or anything of the sort. Continue reading “Perfect Wonderlic Score. Perfect House.” »
Most homes you see today lack in accessible design. Unless there is a current need for accessibility, there are many features that homes lack for basic accessible needs. Home builders can modify homes to include accessible features, and sometimes, this would have to be requested and reincorporated into the original blueprints if you are designing a home from start to finish. Continue reading “Accessible Home Design for Wheelchairs” »
Time is a precious commodity for any businessperson. Fumbling around with complicated programs on your heavy laptop can leave a customer doubting the professionalism of a company and its capacity to fulfill the terms of a contract. Android offers free constructions apps for phones and tablets to assist with formulating project quotes, and sales documents. The JobFLEX app offers businesses several features that produce a proficient air to capture the client’s attention.
JobFLEX offers contractors the ultimate user-friendly tool for providing estimates and proposals for projects of any size free. JobFLEX provides contractors an app to create, edit and send customer proposals and estimates straight from their Android devices. The full project package can be composed to include the details of the plan and estimated quotes from their Android devices. Continue reading “New Price Quote App A Big Help for Small Businesses” »
A flooded crawl space is something no one wants, and something a lot of people don’t know they even have. Such damage can lead to issues within the home, or even worse, long-term health issues.
What It Can Damage
The problems with a flooded crawl space extend far past the crawl space. While it is a central point for water to pool, water and humidity will eventually seep upwards, damage the structure, create foul smells, back up sewage, and more. Here are just a few things that an uncared-for flooded crawl space can damage: Continue reading “The Problems with a Flooded Crawl Space” »
Remodeling an old bathroom sounds like a job for professionals, but homeowners can have a few reservations hiring one. The labor cost plus the materials can be overbearing and beyond the means of an average income earner. Bathroom remodeling, however, is a serious business. If done incorrectly, the cost will double and the value of the house may also suffer. When planning the upgrade, think about the pros and cons of having a professional take over. Continue reading “Bathroom Remodeling: DIY or Call a Professional?” »
The two most popular kitchen countertops in the home improvement industry today are quartz and granite. Both beautiful and classy, it’s no wonder that homeowners have a hard time choosing between these two materials. Let’s list down the pros and cons of each one, and hopefully it could help you figure out what to install. Continue reading “Is Quartz Better Than Granite for Kitchen Countertops?” »
Are you seeking the perfect and charming log cabin style home? Have you saved up to find the perfect place to relax and spend your days reveling in the smells of pine and hardwood? But how can you get from the unknown to dream log cabin style home? Follow these steps to help create the perfect log cabin style home. Continue reading “Creating the Perfect Log Cabin Style Home” »
Rain has been pouring down in sheets all day. You’re inside and tucked under a warm, snuggly blanket, safe from the storm. This weather doesn’t bother you at all! You don’t live in an area prone to flooding, but you’ve heard from your neighbors that water can seep through tiny crevices in poured cement walls. Aren’t you afraid that your basement will flood from all of this rainwater runoff? NO – because you have a sump pump!
Sump pumps are small pumps installed in basements and crawl spaces. Their job is to keep your basement dry by pumping out excess water that accumulates through various means. They are usually installed in a pit area, and the water is directed towards the pump by a drain or through natural water drainage patterns in the soil.
Since the housing market has started picking up in 2013, more Americans are purchasing fixer-upper homes for a good price and doing full-scale remodeling. Some prefer to stay put and simply choose to do repairs or to remodel. Others buy the land and build a house from scratch so they won’t have to worry about mortgage payments. When it comes to building a home or home renovation, you want to find the right building contractor for the job. You want to get what you are paying for and you need someone you can trust with your investment. Don’t just rely on word of mouth but also do your own research of building contractors online. Here are two reputable sites you can visit to help you decide. Continue reading “Where to Find Reviews on Building Contractors” »